8 VGCC Automotive Students Earn National Certification
Five students in the day Automotive Systems Technology program and three in the evening program at Vance-Granville Community College have earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Vance-Granville’s automotive program earned NATEF certification three years ago, which indicates the program meets national standards for training. Students who complete VGCC’s automotive program are assured that their training is current, complete and applicable to the automotive industry.
The latest students who have gained NATEF certification in the day program are Darren Hayes of Warrenton, Greyson Strother of Oxford, Melvin Venable of Henderson, Paul Rossi of Youngsville and Richard Johnson of Franklinton.
Evening students who earned NATEF certification are Kennedy Hargrove of Warrenton, Stevie Henderson of Manson and Larry Johnson of Oxford.
Upon completion of the VGCC program, students are prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive industry.
Fred Brewer, program head and instructor for the VGCC Automotive Systems Technology program, said the eight students recently certified are all prepared to enter the workplace and should become excellent automotive technicians.
CERTIFIED DAY STUDENTS
– Automotive Systems Technology students in the day program at Vance-Granville Community College who recently earned NATEF certification are, front, from left: Darren Hayes of Warrenton, Greyson Strother of Oxford, and Melvin Venable of Henderson; back, from left: Paul Rossi of Youngsville and Richard Johnson of Franklinton. At the rear on the far right is Fred Brewer, program head and instructor for Automotive Systems. (VGCC Photo)
CERTIFIED EVENING STUDENTS
– Evening students in the Vance-Granville Community College Automotive Systems Technology program who recently earned NATEF certification are, from left: Kennedy Hargrove of Warrenton, Stevie Henderson of Manson and Larry Johnson of Oxford. At the rear is Jeff Coleman, evening instructor for Automotive Systems. (VGCC Photo)